Warm Porridge with Apple Compote and Pecan Nuts

I love the combination of oats and apple with bircher muesli, but for the chillier months we’ve been having I like to alternate and create a warm dish. I made this morning for breakfast, served with a warm coffee. Perfect winter morning!

I like my oats not too sugary, but I know some can find the taste to be bland. Therefore, I have listed that you can mix in a little bit of brown sugar into the mixture if you like your oats a bit more sweet. Another option would be to drizzle pouring cream over the porridge to add to the creaminess of the oats, I’m personally not a fan of cream so that is why I have not done that! Hope you enjoy the recipe.

Warm Porridge with Apple Compote and Pecan Nuts

Serves 1:

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, cored & roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup traditional rolled oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional – I didn’t add)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecan nuts
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
  • honey or maple syrup to drizzle

Method

  1. Combine apple,caster sugar, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon cold water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until fruit is tender but compote still chunky.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup cold water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in oats and salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until porridge thickens (porridge will coat the spoon when ready). Remove from heat. Cover. Stand for 5 minutes (porridge will cool and thicken slightly on standing). Stir in brown sugar if using.
  3. Stir three-quarters of the compote through porridge. Spoon into bowls. Top with remaining compote. Sprinkle over chopped nuts and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!
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